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1944-45 NBL Season Summary

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League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W-L% GB PS/G PA/G
Eastern Division           
Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons* 25 5 .833 56.9 50.2
Cleveland Allmen Transfers* 13 17 .433 12.0 51.0 51.0
Pittsburgh Raiders 7 23 .233 18.0 48.7 55.5
Western Division           
Sheboygan Redskins* 19 11 .633 49.9 46.0
Chicago American Gears* 14 16 .467 5.0 51.6 53.9
Oshkosh All-Stars 12 18 .400 7.0 46.9 48.3

Playoffs

Team & Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Record Team Opponent
Rk Team G W L W-L% FG FT FTA PTS PPG FG FT FTA PTS PPG
1 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons* 30 25 5 .833 670 368 1708 56.9 1507 50.2
2 Sheboygan Redskins* 30 19 11 .633 561 376 1498 49.9 1380 46.0
3 Chicago American Gears* 30 14 16 .467 585 377 1547 51.6 1618 53.9
4 Cleveland Allmen Transfers* 30 13 17 .433 566 398 1530 51.0 1530 51.0
5 Oshkosh All-Stars 30 12 18 .400 523 360 1406 46.9 1449 48.3
6 Pittsburgh Raiders 30 7 23 .233 590 280 1460 48.7 1665 55.5
League Average 30 15 15 .500 583 360 1525 50.8 1525 50.8

League Leaders

Games
1. Robert Holm-SHR 30
  Pierre Hartman-PTR 30
  Michael Bytzura-CAT 30
  Reuben Lautenschlager-SHR 30
  Jake Pelkington-FWZ 30
  Robert Synnott-FWZ 30
  Mel Riebe-CAT 30
  Edward Dancker-SHR 30
  Charles Shanklin-OAS 30
  Dick Triptow-CAG 30
  Charley Shipp-FWZ 30
  Chick Reiser-FWZ 30
  Leroy Edwards-OAS 30
  Bill McDonald-CAG 30
  Robert McDermott-FWZ 30
16. Dick Schulz-SHR 29
  Raymond Terzynski-OAS 29
  John Mills-CAT 29
  Joe Urso-PTR 29
  Fred Crum-PTR 29
  Ned Endress-CAT 29
  Elmer Gainer-CAG 29
23. Tony Kelly-SHR 28
  Stan Patrick-CAG 28
  Gerard Bush-FWZ 28
  Homer Fuller-OAS 28
  Paul Birch-FWZ 28
  Hank Evans-PTR 28
Field Goals
1. Robert McDermott-FWZ 258
2. Mel Riebe-CAT 223
3. Stan Patrick-CAG 187
4. Pierre Hartman-PTR 127
5. Leroy Edwards-OAS 125
6. Dick Triptow-CAG 113
  Michael Bytzura-CAT 113
8. Edward Dancker-SHR 111
9. Hank Evans-PTR 97
10. Pete Pasko-OAS 89
11. Mike Novak-SHR 88
12. Dick Schulz-SHR 86
13. Buddy Jeannette-FWZ 85
  Jake Pelkington-FWZ 85
  Thomas Wukovits-CAT 85
16. Reuben Lautenschlager-SHR 83
  Bill McDonald-CAG 83
18. Chick Reiser-FWZ 82
19. Joe Urso-PTR 81
20. Matthew Vaniel-PTR 78
21. Clint Wager-OAS 70
22. Fred Crum-PTR 69
23. Homer Fuller-OAS 66
24. Gerard Bush-FWZ 62
  Ned Endress-CAT 62
Free Throws
1. Mel Riebe-CAT 161
2. Leroy Edwards-OAS 157
3. Robert McDermott-FWZ 87
4. Stan Patrick-CAG 84
5. Buddy Jeannette-FWZ 82
6. Jake Pelkington-FWZ 76
7. Thomas Wukovits-CAT 74
  Dick Schulz-SHR 74
9. Bill McDonald-CAG 73
  Pierre Hartman-PTR 73
  Dick Triptow-CAG 73
12. Edward Dancker-SHR 61
13. Mike Novak-SHR 57
14. Chick Reiser-FWZ 53
15. Pete Pasko-OAS 50
  Robert Holm-SHR 50
17. Ned Endress-CAT 46
18. Raymond Terzynski-OAS 45
  Vince McGowan-CAG 45
20. Hank Evans-PTR 44
21. John Mills-CAT 42
22. Joe Urso-PTR 40
23. Elmer Gainer-CAG 38
24. Al Lucas-SHR 36
25. Albert Moschetti-SHR 35
  Michael Bytzura-CAT 35
  Tony Kelly-SHR 35
Points
1. Mel Riebe-CAT 607
2. Robert McDermott-FWZ 603
3. Stan Patrick-CAG 458
4. Leroy Edwards-OAS 407
5. Pierre Hartman-PTR 327
6. Dick Triptow-CAG 299
7. Edward Dancker-SHR 283
8. Michael Bytzura-CAT 261
9. Buddy Jeannette-FWZ 252
10. Jake Pelkington-FWZ 246
  Dick Schulz-SHR 246
12. Thomas Wukovits-CAT 244
13. Bill McDonald-CAG 239
14. Hank Evans-PTR 238
15. Mike Novak-SHR 233
16. Pete Pasko-OAS 228
17. Chick Reiser-FWZ 217
18. Joe Urso-PTR 202
19. Reuben Lautenschlager-SHR 194
20. Matthew Vaniel-PTR 179
21. Ned Endress-CAT 170
22. Fred Crum-PTR 168
  Clint Wager-OAS 168
24. Robert Holm-SHR 164
25. Gerard Bush-FWZ 154

League Awards

Most Valuable Player: Robert McDermott
Rookie of the Year: Stan Patrick

All-NBL Teams

1st Team
Leroy Edwards
Buddy Jeannette
Robert McDermott
Stan Patrick
Mel Riebe
2nd Team
Gerard Bush
Edward Dancker
Pierre Hartman
Jake Pelkington
Dick Triptow